Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea exhibition by Cartoon Saloon in Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

Today I went to see the “Song of the Sea” exhibition by Cartoon Saloon in the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny.  I thought it was really excellent!! If you are interested in animation then go see it for yourself.

 

The timeline posted on the wall as you approach the gallery is very informative and helps to illustrate the various stages and the amount of time and effort and people that an animated film of this nature takes.

 

Partial Timeline

Partial Timeline

Inside the gallery there are examples of the animation process from Concept and storyboard onwards.  There are examples of the initial drawing followed by watercolours for the tones of it, followed by the final detailed drawing amongst many other things.

Concept Art and Storyboard

Concept Art and Storyboard

There is an example of a work station with all the materials that an animator uses. This is a very good and practical insight into the work of the animator.

 

Animators Work Space

Animators Work Space

For children there is an area where they can go through a number of steps to do an animation and finally there is an installation in the final room in the gallery that people can look at.

I’ve only included a tiny example of the material that is on offer in order to give you a flavour of what to expect.  You really need to go see the exhibition to appreciate it fully.

It is currently running and will be in the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny Castle up until October 11th, 2015. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last admittance at 5:10)

Well done to all at Cartoon Saloon!! 🙂